We are only at Week 7, but Sunday is the final meeting of 2017 already between the AFC East rival New York Jets and Miami Dolphins. New York looks for an unlikely season sweep but the Fins are NFL lines favorites to win their third straight game.
NY Jets at Miami NFL Lines & Betting Preview for Week 7ESPN New York 98.7 FM (NY) / 560 WQAM (Miami)Stream Option: NFL LiveOpening NFL Lines: Dolphins -3 (38.5)
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First MeetingOn Sept. 24, the Dolphins were 6-point favorites at the Jets but were upset 20-6. Josh McCown had a 69-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson, and Bilal Powell ran for a score. McCown finished 18 of 23 for 249 yards, Chandler Catanzaro kicked two field goals, and the Jets forced Jay Cutler and the Dolphins into mistakes all game. New York just missed having its first shutout since blanking Cincinnati 37-0 on Jan. 13, 2010. Cutler threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to DeVante Parker on the final play. Cutler was 26 of 44 for 220 yards with an interception and the TD toss. Miami was outgained in total yards 336-225.
- Total Meetings: 104
- First Meeting: September 9th, 1966. Orange Bowl. Miami, Florida
- Last Meeting: September 24, 2017. MetLife Stadium. East Rutherford, New Jersey
- All-Time Series: NY Jets 54-49-1
- Largest Margin of Victory: Miami 43-0 (1975)
- Longest Win Streak: NY Jets 8 (1998-2001)
- Current Win Streak: NY Jets 1 (2017)
Why Bet On NY Jets?The Jets (3-3) played well enough to upset the Patriots last week but lost 24-17. New York had a chance to tie the game after getting the ball back with 1:53 remaining, but the Patriots’ 32nd-ranked overall defense held on — forcing McCown to throw incomplete on a desperation heave on fourth-and-16 from the Patriots 49, and ending the Jets’ three-game winning streak. The Jets also were on the wrong end of a controversial fourth-quarter call. McCown completed 31-of-47 passes for 354 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing three times for 21 yards.New York is at .500 despite zero pass rush. While the Jets have overachieved as a team, their defensive line — thought to be the strongest position group — has underachieved. The Jets have used eight defensive linemen, and they’ve combined for 602 chances to rush the quarterback without a single sack. As a team, the Jets have only seven sacks (31st in the NFL), with the production coming from linebackers and defensive backs. Linebacker David Bass leads with two. Another area that needs to be addressed is the run defense, usually the bedrock of playoff-caliber teams. The Jets are allowing 139 yards per game (28th), an unacceptable number.Offensive coordinator John Morton has made it clear he wants his unit to run the ball effectively. In their first meeting, the Jets’ backs combined for 96 yards on 30 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per rush vs. Miami. Powell missed last week’s contest against the Patriots with a calf injury but might return. The Jets are averaging only 18.2 points per game (26th in the league), not having scored more than 23 in a game.
Why Bet On Miami?The Miami Dolphins (3-2) have followed a two-game skid with back-to-back wins over Tennessee and Atlanta. Last week, Miami trailed the Falcons 17-0 at the half. Cutler, who struggled in his first four games as the Dolphins’ fill-in starter after putting off retirement, completed 19 of 33 for 151 yards, including scoring passes to Landry and Kenny Stills. Ajayi had a big game on the ground, rushing for 130 yards. Miami is 6-0 overall — including 2-0 this season — when Ajayi rushes for more than 100 yards.Ajayi had just 48 rushes for 139 yards (2.89 yards per carry) in the previous three games before facing the Falcons. By contrast, Cutler had 98 pass attempts and Miami’s offense scored 15 total points in that span. Dolphins center Mike Pouncey went out in the second quarter with a possible concussion and didn’t return. He’s in question this week and is the team’s best offensive lineman.Coach Adam Gase said DeVante Parker (ankle) remains day to day. Parker didn’t practice at all last week and missed the Week 6 date with the Falcons. Miami ranks No. 32 in scoring (12.2 Pts/G), total offense (242.8 Yds/G) and passing (155.4 Yds/G). Cutler will encounter a Jets defense that ranks T6 in opposition completion percentage (59.0), No. 8 in opponent passer rating (81.7) and No. 7 in yards per attempt (6.44).The Fins have been stingy on defense, ranking third in scoring (16.8 Pts/G), fourth against the rush (80.4 Yds/G) and fifth in third-down efficiency (34.5%).
Latest NFL Lines Trends
- NY Jets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- NY Jets are 8-15 SU in the last 23 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Jets’s last 8 games
- Dolphins are 7-13-1 ATS in the last 21 games at home
- Dolphins are 12-5 SU in the last 17 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games